...er, it's not what you might be thinking.
When we go for walks along the river near Human Granny's house, much of the time the footpath runs along specially constructed elevated dykes.
How generous of the local authorities, I have been thinking, to build such an extensive network of excellent dog walking trails.
One can sprint to one's heart's content,
Or make new friends,
Or simply pose and take in the flat Trent Valley landscape from a conveniently elevated position.
So I was all for writing a heartfelt letter of appreciation to Nottinghamshire County Council, on behalf of the local dogs and their owners, when Gail pointed out the error in my thinking.
"Oh Bertie, when will you ever learn? It's not all about you. Those dykes were built as a flood protection measure and not for the convenience of the area's canine population."
Well, I guess we should all be pleased that Human Granny's house is safeguarded against the worst of the East Midlands weather then.
Although I still don't quite get the "not all about you" thing...
I think Gail might be wrong there Bertie, I'm sure it's all about you!ReplyDelete
What a great walkies!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Looks like great, elevated, mud free, walking and lovely photos, Bertie.ReplyDelete
I still think you should write your letter!ReplyDelete
Well yes indeed Bertie, it is all very much about you. Tut, Tut Gail... and as for the dykes. Lovely photos and much relieved to see none on bikes.ReplyDelete
Whatefur, I think dey wuz built for pupses.ReplyDelete
At least they built something that is useful ALL the time.ReplyDelete
OMD how wrong Bertie........of course it is all about you. We know that. Have a tremendous Thursday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Such functional beauteousness must surely be for the pleasure of all who walk. Be it two or four-footed!!! The flood stuff is surely incidental...Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
I'm with you Bertie, they are made for doggies... and they also are a flood protection when more dogs write their pee-mail there :o)ReplyDelete
We are sure they meant it for dogs too. Happy walking.ReplyDelete
Dear Bertie: You have been most lax in educating Gail. It is always "all about you" if you are a WFT!ReplyDelete
WHAT???? Miss Gail said it is NOT all about YOU??ReplyDelete
You need to have a Come to BERTIE session with her... and Set her Straight... It IS all about YOU...
So go ahead and write that nice letter... those folks who Built the dykes... KNEW what was What when they built such Useful thingys... they OBVIOUSLY KNEW that you would be wanting them.
You live in one beautiful placeReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
Now we have to question Gail's understanding on this - how does she KNOW - 100% certain that those dykes were built for more than one reason? We think someone in the planning department probably thought - oh these would keep the water out and provide a great place for people and doggies to walk and one day an amazing little fox terrier by name of Bertie might want to walk across it? Can she say for certain that isn't so?ReplyDelete
We don't get it...isn't everything always about us canines??ReplyDelete
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Bertie all I can see is how Springy it looks Im so envious, ugh more snow here its just slush snow sleet. But I agree with Dory it should always be about the dogsReplyDelete
Look at all that sunshine (mostly)!ReplyDelete
How we wish we could be there running with you! Why does Gail think everything is not about you? We sure hope she corrects her way of thinking!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
What with that statement.....everything is about us Puppers.....anywho...that is one great place there with so much to explore!ReplyDelete
The Mad Scots
Those are lovely pictures. I know we lie a lot but this is true. My Daddy's last name is Gay. His Aunt married a man whose last name was Dyke. When she named her oldest daughter she used her maiden name as her daughter's middle name so her name was Janice Gay DykeReplyDelete
Bertie we have had so much rain since last fall...we could use a few dykes here. You surely had a pretty day for your walk!ReplyDelete
Madi your bfff
It's all about you in my mind Bertie!!ReplyDelete